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TUGboat 31:1, 2010

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Complete issue 31:1 as one pdf (5.3mb)  
Front cover c1 
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page
 
General Delivery
From the President
  Karl Berry     [Introductory — conferences; interviews; TeX Collection 2010; TeX journals]
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      TeX at 25
      Pi Day
      The @ sign as a design icon
      Amusements on the Web
      Videos of typography talks on the Web
      Alphabet soup
      
An argument for learning LaTeX: The benefits of typesetting and beyond
  Evan Wessler     [Introductory — benefits of LaTeX apart from aesthetics]
 
Publishing
A computer scientist self-publishing in the humanities
  Nicolaas Mars     [Intermediate — notes on layout, creating new glyphs, and self-publishing with CreateSpace]
 
Typography
Strategies against widows
  Paul Isambert     [Intermediate Plus]
12 
Theses and other beautiful documents with classicthesis
  André Miede     [Introductory — overview and examples of classicthesis]
18 
Typographers' Inn
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — indenting; where have all the flowers gone?]
21 
 
Fonts
Minimal setup for a (cyrillic) TrueType font
  Oleg Parashchenko     [Intermediate — concise step-by-step creation of support files for a new font]
23 
LuaTeX: Microtypography for plain fonts
  Hans Hagen     [Intermediate — font extension, slant, protrusion and expansion for LuaTeX]
26 
Mathematical typefaces in TeX documents
  Amit Raj Dhawan     [Introductory — examples of existing typefaces with math support, and plain macros]
27 
 
Software & Tools
LuaTeX: Deeply nested notes
  Hans Hagen     [Advanced — migrating nested footnotes and other insertions via Lua]
32 
 
Graphics
The current state of the PSTricks project
  Herbert Voß     [Intermediate — review of basic PSTricks, generation of PDF, a wealth of examples]
36 
Plotting experimental data using pgfplots
  Joseph Wright     [Intermediate Plus — creating good-looking and scientifically accurate plots]
50 
From Logo to MetaPost
  Mateusz Kmiecik     [Intermediate — comparison of graphics, both simple and complex, in Logo and MetaPost]
59 
 
LaTeX
LaTeX news, issue 19
  LaTeX Project Team     [Introductory — 2009 LaTeX release; new code repository; Babel; the future]
64 
Talbot packages: An overview
  Nicola Talbot     [Intermediate — date and time, glossaries, spreadsheet-like manipulation, poster layout, graphics drawing, and more]
65 
Tuning LaTeX to one's own needs
  Jacek Kmiecik     [Intermediate Plus — customizing page layout, section titles, headings, figure placement, and more]
68 
Some misunderstood or unknown LaTeX2e tricks
  Luca Merciadri     [Introductory — matrix with borders; accolades in tables; envelopes; microtypography]
76 
LaTeX3 news, issue 3
  LaTeX Project Team     [Introductory — xparse; xtemplate; upcoming plans]
79 
Beyond \newcommand with xparse
  Joseph Wright     [Intermediate Plus — LaTeX3's extended facilities for defining macros]
80 
Programming key–value in expl3
  Joseph Wright     [Intermediate Plus — a general key–value package for LaTeX3]
83 
 
ConTeXt
ConTeXt basics for users: Conditional processing
  Aditya Mahajan     [Intermediate — usage of ConTeXt modes, with several examples]
88 
 
Hints & Tricks
Glisterings
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate Plus — counting; changing the layout]
90 
The exact placement of superscripts and subscripts
  Timothy Hall     [Advanced — adjusting font dimensions to improve superscript/subscript appearance]
94 
The treasure chest
  Karl Berry     [Intermediate — new CTAN packages from July 2009 through April 2010]
96 
 
Abstracts
ArsTeXnica: Contents of issue 8 (October 2009)      99 
Die TeXnische Komödie: Contents of issues 2009/4–2010/2      100 
Asian Journal of TeX: Contents of Volume 3 (2009)      101 
Les Cahiers GUTenberg: Contents of issues 48–53 (2006–2009)      102 
Eutypon: Contents of issue 22–23 (October 2009)      104 
MAPS: Contents of issue 38 (2009)      105 
Baskerville: Contents of issue 10.2 (2009)      105 
Zpravodaj: Contents of issues 16(1), 19(3)–19(4) (2006, 2009)      106 
 
TUG Business
TUG financial statements for 2009
  David Walden     
109 
Institutional members      110 
 
News
Calendar      111 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      112 


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